In episode 303, James and Mike finally get back into PREMIUM mode. We discuss two new hypertension meta-analyses that help clarify (at least somewhat) what we can be discussing with patients. In addition, we discuss a great new study on acute back pain and whether or not we should add a narcotic or a muscle relaxant and one study on what to use for chlamydia. You can’t get any more PREMIUM than that.
1) Effect of antihypertensive treatment at different blood pressure levels in patients with diabetes mellitus: systematic review and meta-analyses
2) Effects of blood pressure lowering on outcome incidence in hypertension: 7. Effects of more vs. less intensive blood pressure lowering and different achieved blood pressure levels – updated overview and meta-analyses of randomized trials
Journal of Hypertension 2016, 34:000–000
3) Naproxen With Cyclobenzaprine, Oxycodone/Acetaminophen, or Placebo for Treating Acute Low Back Pain
4) Azithromycin versus Doxycycline for Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis Infection
N Engl J Med 2015;373:2512-21